There have been studies that show girls and women with type 1 diabetes have a stronger chance of developing an eating disorder. Type 1 diabetics are constantly counting and measuring food, and measuring their level of success at managing diabetes (which is impossible to get right all the time) multiple times a day through a … Continue reading Pregnancy Week 15 – Perfectionism vs. Sanity
My pregnancy so far has followed the standard type 1 diabetes pregnancy. Weeks 7-11, I experienced a lot of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). That really sucked, I have to say. No one likes having low blood sugar and I was having it 4-5 times a day. I took to chugging regular ginger ale at my … Continue reading Hypoglycemia to Hyperglycemia, and throwing out Carbohydrate Ratios
I wrote this post about 5 weeks ago, but hadn't yet gone public with the pregnancy yet. Here it is: I had my first visit with my High Risk OB Center for Advanced Fetal Care at week 8 of my pregnancy. After referring me, my regular OB/Gyn warned me, saying that this particular hospital is … Continue reading “High Risk” Pregnancy- Meeting the Team at the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine
I have always been a runner. I ran my first race at age 4 and won first place for the women five and under age group. I’ve been hooked ever since. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes July 31st the year I turned ten. Every summer since I was four I ran in the … Continue reading Running in the first (and second) Trimester – with Type 1 Diabetes
Yes - I'm pregnant. It's been a whirlwind of emotions the past 12 weeks. I found out I was pregnant just days after being in the ICU for a stomach bug that affected my blood sugars - see my Starvation Ketosis post. When I told the nursing staff I might be pregnant they did a urine … Continue reading Pregnant!
When I got married 18 months ago, I wore both my insulin pump and my continuous glucose monitor, and diabetes did not interfere with the day at all. Here's how I did it: Have a plan. In the past when I was around my friends, I often become complacent with my diabetes. I know it's … Continue reading Wedding Day with Type One Diabetes
After my last post, I thought it would be nice to take a break and reset- my emotions, my relationships, and my diabetes. Sometimes, you just have to take a step back. After my miscarriage, I emailed my CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) to get help getting my blood sugars back to where they need to … Continue reading Life Update- Time to Reset
Today, I am speaking openly about something that is rarely talked about although statistics say it occurs in about one sixth of pregnancies- miscarriage and pregnancy loss. I have had two miscarriages in three and a half months. This post describes my experience. I consider myself very grateful for the people and fortunate circumstances in … Continue reading Miscarriage and Type 1 Diabetes
I spent the first 15 years of my diabetes avoiding lows. I hated how they felt; cold sweats, shaking hands, fast heart beat, weak, not being able to piece together a sentence or connect my brain to my mouth. I hated that I was forced to eat when I was trying to be healthy or … Continue reading What is Diabetes Guilt?
Most of the time I have a sweet, "cushy" job. I work 8am-5pm, my commute is about 7 minutes (which let’s me go home for lunch and to hang out with my dog and husband who also works close), it’s low stress, and my boss let’s me work from home if I need to. I … Continue reading Traveling with Type 1 Diabetes